Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Not A Blog Post

This is not a blog post.

This is an I'm setting the timer for 10 minutes, and writing, because I'm so done that I can't even begin to write an organized anything.

Ready. Set. Go.

I was going to write a blog post for my weekly "Tuesdays with Jesus" about how we have three basic necessities in life. Food. Clothing. Shelter. The bare necessities. I even looked up the lyrics to the song from the movie, The Jungle Book.

I wanted to compare these to Jesus and our all-sufficiency in Him. 

Here are my notes:

Food: He is the Bread of Life. 

Clothing: He clothes us in garments of salvation and places a robe of righteousness over us.

Shelter: He is our Shelter, our Refuge, our Hiding Place, and our Safety.

But after cleaning up the house, balancing the checkbook, picking up a prescription, buying a few groceries and putting them away, climbing the Mt. Sinai known as the load of towels that have accumulated for ONLY 3 days, and putting them away, I am done. So done.

I won't quote the Scripture verses that go with my thoughts above. Maybe you can look them up. No Hebrew or Greek transliteration today. 

No thoughts deeper than the wondering if it's going to rain. 

Nothing more profound than how I love the way my backyard looks at this time of day.

Whispering thank yous for a roof and clean water, clothes, and the ability to buy groceries for my family.

Purposeful thanksgiving. 

PurposeFULL thanksgiving.

She was pushing a grocery cart down the busy street on my way home. All her belongings within. Folks say our neighborhood is going down the drain. Suburbia isn't so polished anymore. I think she's a reminder from God.

But for His grace.

If I lost everything, would He be enough? 

Would His bread fill me?

Would salvation and righteousness hang well on me?

Would the shadow of His wings be the shade that gives me respite from the heat of my difficulties?

I'd like to say yes. 

I'd like to believe I would. Believe I could.




  1. Love this entry Donna! Thanks for sharing it over at Ruby for Women :)

  2. WOW - Thank you for sharing your story (not a post) at "Tell Me a Story." Would He be enough? I am reminded of Paul who said, I have been in want, and also have had more than enough and through it all, I have learned to be content. Contentment is another form of being grateful and thankful no matter what.. Thank you for your reminders to give thanks in all things.

  3. Nice! Some great thoughts in 10 minutes. Thanks for linking up today.

  4. I love this -- I love how sometimes we just have to let loose and be free and wonder and give thanks -- and not have it so perfectly wrapped up with a bow. But here, you have still given such a gift.

  5. Godly wisdom flowing from heaven through your fingers to the keyboard to encouraged our hearts. Great not a post. Blessings

  6. Wonderful! All that in 10 minutes, Wow

  7. We've all had those days. Glad you took the time to post!

  8. We lost all of our belongings in our move from Russia to Belize. We grieve our losses when we remember something that was in one of those boxes...but we also rejoice in Him. And know that He is enough!

  9. You're so real, it is refreshing. Thanks!

  10. Sometimes we just need to put our feet up and rest in him. Great non-post. :)

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday!
    Mary Beth

  11. Awesome writing inspired by the One Who is all we need.
    Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace:
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett

  12. Like you I pray that HE is all I need and my soul provider of all I need. Wonderful and thought provoking post :)

  13. Sometimes it is the simple thank yous that are the most heart felt. Beautiful story.

  14. Great "not a post".

    new follower - hope to have a follow back!

  15. For someone who can't do any "organized" writing you have written a powerful message. Thank you for sharing it at The Grace Cafe.

  16. You caught me at "not a blogpost". Wish I could write a blogpost like your "not a blogpost"!!! Here in the Philippines, we have many reminders of "there but for the grace of God go I". So many poor, so many squatters, so many in jail because of a sloooow justice system, etc etc. God recently reminded me I have to be His mouth, His hands and His feet! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and

  17. Thanksgiving and Grace, a wonderful reminder.

  18. You got a lot into that 10 minutes. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  19. Oh my, what a productive ten minutes. So much to think about. Isn't it funny how life sometimes gets in the way of our blogging? There are days I cannot even think to write a logical blog. Makes me ever so thankful for the times God seems to write my post. I'm going to think about those three necessities a bit.

  20. awesome left me with something to think about

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  21. Great collection of thoughts. I have those days when I am just done. I could relate very, very well. I loved what you said about about the woman with her cart, "I think she's a reminder from God." I fully agree, a reminder that they need His love, that He cares for everyone. Thank you for your words of wisdom.


  22. So love your honesty! And totally can relate to the "so done" part! Great post! :)

  23. We all have so much to be grateful for everyday.

  24. Thanks for linking up! I love this go/stop format-right to the point of what is important for our families here! Would love to have you come back again to link!

  25. I think this is a pretty good "not" blog post :). I understand so much of what you say here. That feeling of being done because the demands of the day just drain. But how slowing to look around can return one to gratitude. Lovely, Donna.

  26. Donna....thank you for keeping it REAL! I'm glad you shared this at WJIM this week.